2021 March Newsletter

2021 March Volume 15  Number 2


Portfolio Management Center

Ag Energy Ship Notice and Other Working Group News

Here’s a brief summary of Working Group activities this month, starting with the latest news.

New! Working Group 10 (WG10): Ag Energy Ship Notice

The agricultural energy segment has a need to improve the speed and efficiency of data exchange in the shipping and receiving of product between suppliers and distributors/retailers. This includes shipment data for refined fuels, LP, and grease and lube products. The Ag Energy Ship Notice Working Group will develop and deploy a digitally connected Shipment to Invoice process for ag, commercial and consumer fuels movement. Read more >


Welcome New Member

Teknomika Focuses on Providing Intelligent Systems

Teknomika is a solutions provider and technology commercialization specialist based in Melbourne, Australia, focused on providing intelligent systems for clients to assist in resource optimization and sustainability. Read more >


Latin America

News from Latin America Region

We’re pleased to announce that Bruno Lucio of Topcon was elected to serve as Chair of the Latin America Steering Committee for 2021, and Warsis Slywitch of Tecgraf was elected as Vice-Chair. Our thanks to you both for your leadership!

Last month we held the first meeting of 2021 of the Latin America region. AgGateway Portfolio Manager Dan Berne presented an overview of the structure of our Digital Resource Center and Portfolio Management Center to participants, as well as a summary of the projects that are currently being developed in North America and Europe. Read more >



Europe Group Considers Technical Network to Monitor Insect Biodiversity

AgGateway’s Europe Steering Committee is exploring the idea of supporting development of a technical network to automatically measure and monitor the level of insect biodiversity in fields. The idea comes from Kiran Joseph, Digital Product Manager with the Syngenta Group. Read more >


AgGateway Resources

New CLICK Version to Assist Analysts and Developers with Standards Implementation

A new version of CLICK is now available to AgGateway members, and can be accessed on the AgGateway wiki.

CLICK is designed to help business analysts and developers comprehend and implement AgGateway Standards (message standards). Read more >

AgGateway Webinars

Two-Part Webinar on Global Standards for Data Sharing Now Available

AgGateway held the second in a two-part webinar series on Global Standards for Data Sharing in Agriculture last month. Now you can download and view both Part 1 and Part II in the webinar series.

The first session focuses on the role of standards and provides a review of key standards influencers. To view or to access the deck:

Part II focuses on integration levels and the standards that apply:

Questions? Feel free to contact Member Services with questions at Member.Services@AgGateway.org.

AGIIS Update

Data Privacy Compliance Leads to AGIIS Enhancement

Data privacy has been a growing concern throughout the world in recent years as more information is captured and shared digitally. With those concerns have come new data privacy laws and regulation. Recently the Directory Oversight Committee, which is the committee that oversees AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS), explored the question of what impact new regulation – especially a new data privacy law in California – could have on AGIIS subscribers, and whether there are opportunities to enhance AGIIS to help companies maintain compliance. After multiple discovery sessions in 2020, the team proposed a solution to address these concerns, and in January we implemented an AGIIS data privacy enhancement. Read more >

Industry Events

AgGateway is Proud to be Partnering With or Presenting at these Upcoming Events

IFA Global Sustainability Conference, March 9-11

AgGateway President and CEO Wendy Smith is presenting at the virtual conference. The conference will bring together a dynamic range of speakers from governments, NGOs, policymakers, academia, businesses, engineering, finance and rating agencies to take a comprehensive look at the opportunities that sustainability focus brings, and how to implement corporate Sustainable Development Goals

Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe, March 8-10

Discover all the ways you can interact and exchange ideas at this year's Summit. Join a community of women passionate about agribusiness. Enjoy content, networking, and camaraderie from home.

Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo – July 20-21, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

From seed to retail, advancements in digital and precision technology systems present exciting new opportunities to capitalize on. Tech Hub LIVE is a full-spectrum event broadly addressing the issues and market segments in data-driven precision agriculture and digital technology, with particular focus on the Midwestern United States. The forum aims to bring together the suppliers, practitioners, and technology enablers who are leading this evolution and empowering the future of agriculture. Tech Hub LIVE is more than an event—it’s a community. Sign up to receive Tech Hub LIVE updates at www.techhublive.com

AgGateway Resources

New to AgGateway? Join This Orientation Call

If you are new to AgGateway and would like to learn more about the organization, and how we work collaboratively to address the challenges of the ag industry, we encourage you to join our AgGateway orientation webinar!

Date: Thursday 11 March, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM Chicago / 5:00 PM São Paulo / 9:00 PM Paris

This one-hour webinar will be conducted in English and the session will be recorded. If you are unable to attend, Member Services will provide a link to the recorded presentation upon request.

To register, use this registration link. We look forward to having you on the call!

Questions? Contact Member Services at +1 (866) 251-8618, or Member.Services@AgGateway.org.